During the 1770's, a typical British Infantry Regiment consisted of the Field and Staff Officers and 10 companies, composed of three different types of soldiers: eight Battalion or "Hat" Companies, one Company of Grenadiers, and one Company of Light Infantry. Each of these companies had a specific role in the regiment and were typically manned as follows:
Field and Staff Officers;
Lieutenant Colonel (the Officer Commanding), Chaplain, Adjutant, Surgeon and Sugeon's Mate
Grenadier Company; (49 Officers and men)
Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Serjeants, 3 Corporals, 1 Drummer, 2 Fifers, 38 Private Soldiers.
Light Infantry Company; (47 Officers and men)
Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Serjeants, 3 Corporals, 1 Drummer, 38 Private Soldiers.
Battalion Companies; (eight companies, 47 Officers and men each) Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Serjeants, 3 Corporals, 1 Drummer, 38 Private Soldiers.
Thus, a Regiment at "full-strength" consisted of approximately 477 Officers, NCOs and Private Soldiers.
Currently, the Recreated 10th Foot consists of three companies of soldiers: a Company of Grenadiers and a Company of Light Infantry -- these were the companies that took part in the march to Concord in the early morning hours of April 19th, 1775 -- and a newly reformed Colonel's (Battalion) Company. The Regiment also boasts a Company of Music and Corps of Civilian Volunteers. Follow the links below to find out more about the role each played in an 18th Century British Regiment.
In addition, as the Tenth Regiment is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 public charity incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we are guided by a Board of Directors, which consists of members both from within and outside of the Regiment.